Madeleine Cavanaugh


Louise Smith Beach

Louise Smith Beach died on March 5, 2020 in Dallas, TX. Funeral services were held on March 14, 2020 at Open Bible Tabernacle Church, Elder David Lee Grayson, pastor.

Mrs. Beach was born on September 1, 1923 in Georgetown County, SC, a daughter of Mr. July Smith and Mrs. Mamie Mickel Smith, and was lovingly raised in Philadelphia, PA by her aunt, Alma Alston. In early youth, Louise was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church, North Santee. On December 16, 1944, she was united in marriage to the late Mr. Ellie William Beach, Sr. Together, they were blessed with six children. In 1968, Louise moved her family to Peekskill, NY, where she worked for the entire Hersh family for many years as a Housekeeping Manager, and became an instrumental part of their family. She was also a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. In 2013, Louise moved to Allen, TX to live with her daughter Gertrude.

Surviving are her children: Carol McDuffie, Desoto, TX, Ellie Beach, Jr. (Pamela), Peekskill, NY, Brenda Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC, Wilbert Beach (Ann), Patterson, NJ, Herbert Beach (Alfreda), Carmel, NY, and Gertrude Beach, Allen, TX ; her sisters, Peggy Martin, Georgetown, SC, Carrie Snyder and Susan Wilkerson, both of Ocala, FL. Services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Madeleine Cavanaugh

Madeleine (“Mady”) Cavanaugh, 82, of Georgetown, wife of James Joseph Cavanaugh of 62 years, entered into eternal rest on March 17, 2020, surrounded by her family.

Born on March 08, 1938 in Brooklyn, Madeleine is the daughter of the late Salvatore and Louise Angrisano.

She was a parishioner of St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom church in Georgetown and an active member in the Wedgefield community.

Those who were blessed to have her in their lives know what a compassionate, driven and special person she was. We are all better people as a result of our relationship with her. A better mother, wife and friend she could not have been.

Her combination of compassion, drive and wisdom was extraordinary. She was a trailblazer in establishing the first-ever female sports league in Valley Stream, NY in the mid 70’s. She took up golf at age 50 and quickly became club champion. She volunteered to help those less-fortunate. And most importantly — she was a loving wife, an inspirational mom, a proud grandma, and a trusted mentor for the friends she cherished and the players she coached.

Besides her husband Jim, Madeleine is survived by her four loving children: Laura Cavanaugh, Timothy Cavanaugh, Christopher Cavanaugh and James Cavanaugh; her daughters-in law Mafalda Arena-Cavanaugh and Donna McLaughlin; and her seven grandchildren: Christopher, Lauren, Jack, James, Michael, Alexandra and Carly.

On behalf of our family, thank you to all who have sent prayers and well-wishes over the four years of her hard-fought health struggles. You can’t begin to know how much it meant to us and to her.

In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that donations to be sent to The First Tee: //

memorials/- a golf charity for which she volunteered her time and talents that introduces the sport and its values of integrity, respect and perseverance to young people who might not otherwise be afforded the opportunity.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Palmetto Cremation Society, 5638 N Rhett Ave, N Charleston, SC 29406 Please visit the tribute page at

Ethel W. Lang

Pastor Ethel W. Lang died March 10, 2020 in Georgetown, SC. Funeral services were held on March 17, 2020 at Choppee Temple Church of Deliverance, Rev. Maurice Cobb, co-pastor.

Pastor Lang was born on March 4, 1937 to Mr. John Williams and Mrs. Bessie Grant Williams. She received her formal education in the public schools of Georgetown County, SC. Pastor Lang was joined in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Clifford Lang. To this union, five children were born. A son, Leon Lang, preceded her in death. She was the pastor of Choppee Temple Church of Deliverance for over fifty-two years. Pastor Lang was the epitome of strength and devotion.

Surviving are her children, Joann Lewis, Loretta Cobb, Wilbur Lang, Sr., and Eldena Lang, all of Georgetown, SC; her siblings, John Henry Williams, James Williams, and Gracie Brown, all of Georgetown, SC, David Williams, and Louise Williams, both of New York, NY. Services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

Johnnie Mae Jones Richardson

Johnnie Mae Jones Richardson died on March 3, 2020 at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, SC. Funeral services were held on March 10, 2020 at St. John A.M.E. Church, Rev. Joseph Swinton, Jr., pastor.

Mrs. Richardson was born on March 12, 1965 in Georgetown County, SC, to Mr. John A. Jones and Mrs. Gladys Jackson Jones, and was a member of St. John A.M.E. Church. She graduated from Howard High School’s class of 1983, and then furthered her education at Technical College in Newport News, VA, receiving an Associate Degree in Medical Assistance. In addition, she studied at Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg, SC, earning a Paralegal Degree. For several years, Johnnie Mae rendered exemplary service with Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, SC, in their Pulmonary Department as a Medical Assistant.

Surviving are her daughters, Shaquana Ferguson (Darrell), Myrtle Beach, SC, RaAisha Richardson and Selena Richardson, both of Pawleys Island, SC; six grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Wigfall and Victoria Jones, both of Pawleys Island, SC; one brother, John Q. Jones of Georgetown, SC. Services entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.